Canadiens sign Corey Perry from the Stars

Corey Perry (Mark Mauno, Wikimedia Commons)

According to TSN on Monday, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Canadian Olympic gold medalist Corey Perry of Peterborough, Ontario from the Dallas Stars, to a one-year deal worth $750,000. Perry, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, will be joining his third National Hockey League team. In addition to playing for the Stars, Perry has played for the Anaheim Ducks.

Perry had five goals and 16 assists for 21 points in 57 games last year in Dallas. He also was a -2 with 70 penalty minutes, seven power-play points, 77 shots on goal, four faceoff wins, 33 blocked shots, 60 hits, 17 takeaways, and 26 giveaways.

Perry might not have had a very good regular season from an offensive standpoint, but was a major reason why the Stars reached the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals in the Edmonton bubble. In 27 games, Perry averaged one point every three games, as he had five goals and four assists for nine points, was a -3, with 27 penalty minutes, two power-play goals, one game-winning goal, 55 shots on goal, one faceoff win, 14 blocked shots, 43 hits, five takeaways, and 16 giveaways. Interestingly, Perry had as many goals in 57 regular season games as 27 playoff games.

Also in Perry’s career, he has represented the Ducks at four All-Star Games (2008, 2011, 2012, 2016), won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007, and won the Hart Trophy and Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy with the Ducks in 2011. The year Perry won the Hart Trophy and Richard Trophy, he led the NHL in goals with 50, and game-winning goals with 11.

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